Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is part of the Trouble in Mind series, hosted by Jaclyn Smith, that looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for a variety of mental disorders. In this volume, the focus is on panic disorder. Panic disorder involves debilitating episodes in which the person experiences free-floating anxiety, with a sense of impending doom. The attacks can come on at any time and bear no relationship to the external circumstances. Loss of clarity and an inability to make decisions often result in a lack of confidence in one's abilities at what was once an easy task. The video looks at this frightening disorder and examines successful treatments to re-establish a sense of mastery over one's world.
anxiety, mental-illness, panic